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Governor Natembeya Assures: No Unfair Allocations in Masinde Muliro and Railway Markets

Governor Natembeya Assures: No Unfair Allocations in Masinde Muliro and Railway Markets

Governor George Natembeya of Trans Nzoia County has dispelled concerns about preemptive business stall allocations in the upcoming Masinde Muliro and Railway markets.

Governor George Natembeya has assured the community that unfair business stall allocations in the new Masinde Muliro and Railway markets will not be tolerated. Addressing concerns of possible space allocation to cartels, Governor Natembeya stated that spaces will be allocated to genuine traders at the appropriate time, emphasizing the ongoing progress of the projects. He specifically addressed the displaced 167 traders, assuring them of priority in space allocation.

Speaking at a meeting with chamber of commerce officials in Kitale, the governor underscored the importance of direct interactions between traders and the government, emphasizing that spaces are meant for traders, not landlords. He thanked the chamber for its support in the region’s business activities.

Governor Natembeya acknowledged existing revenue collection challenges and urged the chamber to collaborate in ensuring tax compliance and law adherence among traders. The governor highlighted the county’s efforts in expanding town infrastructure, increasing water sources, installing street lights, and maintaining roads to attract investors.

Present at the meeting were County Secretary Truphosa Amere, Trade CECM Patrick Gacheru, Julia Ruto (PSM), and chief officers Dr. Wanjala MajiMoto (Governance) and Philip Kapten (PSM). The chamber was represented by Titus Kilongi (Chair), Simon Giathi (Vice-Chair), Ben Malesi (Finance), Anthony Malovi (Youth Affairs), and Anthony Masika (Liaison Officer). Titus Kilongi expressed the chamber’s commitment to cooperating with the County for the mutual benefit of traders and the overall development of the county.